Just Mercy – NIC Cinema Trip & Discussion
February 29, 2020
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Midlands Arts Centre - MAC
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, United Kingdom, B129
New Inclusive Church Birmingham is organising a cinema trip to see Just Mercy at Midlands Arts Centre – MAC on Saturday, 29th February at 1:30pm. Afterwards, we’ll meet for coffee and take some time to talk together about the film.
Anyone is welcome to join us for the film and discussion and can purchase their own tickets on the day or in advance. If you would like to come along, but could use help with the cost let us know via messenger.
This trip is being organised by Adam Rock and Naomi Hope Bennett on behalf of New Inclusive Church.
About ‘Just Mercy’ …
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Destin Daniel Cretton
Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham, based on Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.